You can buy pepper seeds in stores and online, but this process can be challenging.
Traditional choices, such as bell peppers and jalapenos, are usually accessible.
On the other hand, pepper varieties like super hot pepper seeds or special heirlooms are typically more difficult to find.
I love growing non-traditional chillies. In the past, I would do endless searches and if I was lucky, find the seeds I wanted.
Even more, I might find the seeds only to discover the vendor was sold out of that particular variety.
Does this sound familiar?
As a result, I created this resource. (I know I can’t be the only one who needs it!)
This list will always be here so you can reference it when you’re ready to start planting. Feel free to bookmark this page, or download a copy in the GHP Library (a resource for email subscribers).
By the way… If you need help starting your pepper seeds, be sure to check out The Pepper Seed Starting Guide. This ebook steps you through all of the processes of starting pepper seeds inside and growing them into healthy plants that are ready for the outdoors.
About This List
This vendor list provides sources for pepper seeds from the United States and other countries. Some of these vendors focus on just chile related products, while others offer all kinds of gardening supplies.
So as to make things easier, I’ve broken sections up into vendors that carry super hot pepper seeds and heirloom varieties. Then, companies are listed by state and country.
How The Vendors Made The List:
- I personally purchase from these businesses and consistently have a great experience
- Other pepper growers regularly recommend these seed companies
To clarify, this means that I don’t have experience with all of these vendors. Be sure to reference this seed buying guide before purchasing. If you should discover a problem, please let me know so I can adjust this list accordingly.
Lastly, please note that this is just a sampling of chile seed vendors and not the only places where you can buy seeds. I sincerely hope this page helps you find the chile seeds you want!
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you make a purchase using my link. This is at no additional cost to you. My decision to recommend these companies is based solely on my own positive experiences and not due to any commission I make.
My Favorite Seed Company Overall
The Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company is my go-to resource for all kinds of seeds, from peppers, vegetables and herbs. I’m not affiliated with this business — I just love their products!
Baker Creek has a nice selection of sweet and hot chile varieties. What I enjoy is that I can always find all kinds of heirlooms from so many different countries.
Most importantly, the germination rates are incredible! The seed quality and customer service is consistently outstanding.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company:
Super Hot Chili Seed Vendors
Are you specifically looking for super hot chili seeds? These businesses have a large selection of nuclear varieties.
Heirloom Seed Vendors
- Refining Fire Chiles (see “Native Chiles” section)
Vendors In The USA
Vendors In Other Countries
How To Grow Hot Peppers From Seed
After you have your seeds ready to go, be sure to check out these posts for what to do next.
Pepper Seed Germination Temperature
How Long Does It Take To Grow Peppers From Seed?
How To Plant Seeds From A Fresh Pepper
- Jalapeno Seeds: Can You Grow Jalapenos from Store Bought Peppers?
- Saving Pepper Seeds: How to Harvest Your Chillies
How To Plant Pepper Seeds Indoors
More Posts On Pepper Seeds:
- Heirloom Peppers vs Open Pollinated vs Hybrid Seeds: What’s the Difference?
- How To Buy Hot Pepper Seeds Without Getting Ripped Off
- How to Test Pepper Seed Viability So You Don’t Waste Your Time
In short, I hope this list makes your growing experience more enjoyable. I’d love to know what chile seeds you’re starting!
And for those of you looking for complete, how-to steps on all indoor growing phases, from germinating your seeds to getting your seedlings to the point where they can safely go outside… Make sure to check out the updated and expanded Pepper Seed Starting Guide. I personally use this resource to start my abundant pepper garden each season, and I’m always here to answer questions!